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We’re humbled to partner with some of the ecosystem's leading corporates, startups, investors and enablers

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From idea to impact, ALX Ventures partners with tech talent to tackle the world’s greatest challenges through business. ALX Ventures provides a pathway to support aspiring entrepreneurs to launch and scale their startups and is on a mission to develop, connect and fund African entrepreneurs to create 1 million jobs by 2030.

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Momentum Metropolitan is one of South Africa’s largest insurance-based financial services groups and is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Through its client and retail-facing brands Metropolitan and Momentum, and other specialist brands, Exponential and Eris Property Group, the company exists to help businesses and people to achieve their financial goals and life aspirations. The Group provides insurance, investments and savings products, asset and property management, healthcare and risk management, employee benefits and value-adding client engagement solutions.

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One of South Africa's leading impact investors, providing funding and support to high-growth businesses, early-stage founders and social enterprises, with the intention of creating meaningful employment opportunities to tackle social inequality and enable economic inclusivity. They partner with start-ups, incubators, accelerators and investors to nurture entrepreneurial talent and accelerate financial and social returns across all sectors through entrepreneur-friendly, patient capital and post-investment support. Visit esquared.org.za to learn more.

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Leading multi-linguil software development agency, helping founders build, start-ups grow and corporates innovate. They're designers, UI/UX maestros, web developers, app magicians, and functional testing wizards. From budding startups to established corporates, from banking giants to innovative fintechs, from bustling social platforms to essential internal optimization systems, Origen has navigated the complexities of every industry, building ingenious solutions along the way. Visit origensoftware.com to learn more.

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As one of the country's most innovative and recognised brands, FNB provides personal, private, business, commercial and corporate banking services to millions of customers across South Africa. FNB is similarly committed to supporting the tech startup ecosystem in creating jobs, driving innovation and growing the economy. Visit fnb.co.za to find out how. First National bank is a division of FirstRand Bank Limited.

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Paystack - one of the continent's most prominent fintechs - helps businesses in Africa get paid by anyone, anywhere in the world.

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Founded by former Ozow CTO & Co-Founder Mitchan Adams - is a new-generation South African venture builder, identifying and investing in innovative startups with potential for sustainable growth, impact, and job creation.

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The country leader in cell captive insurance - introduces Launchpad, a pioneering initiative to drive insure-tech innovation through capital and value-added support services to qualifying scaleups.

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The most awarded specialist UI/UX agency at the Bookmarks - is a leading digital interface company, empowering organizations to deliver world-class digital experiences to connect with their customers.

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Supporting Partners
Chef and Guests

C&G is an online platform enabling food lovers to hire professional chefs and enjoy a unique fine dining experience in the comfort of their own homes. Launched in August 2018, C&G chefs have served more than 7,000 clients and more the 30,000 dishes. Currently available in 8 cities in South Africa with a 4.9 star rating (257 reviews) on Google. Chef and Guests is what you need to create amazing memories on every occasion and is the official catering partner to Startup Club ZA. Visit www.chefnguests.co.za to learn more.

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Community Partners
UK-South Africa Tech Hub

The UK-South Africa Tech Hub is a UK government initiative designed to promote digital inclusion and inclusive growth of the digital ecosystems. Expert teams work to stimulate local digital economies, build high-end digital skills and forge innovation partnerships - helping entrepreneurs and founders acquire the skills and support to turbocharge their entrepreneurial journey.

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Africa Proptech Forum

APF is Africa’s leading property technology (PropTech) platform and ecosystem builder, facilitating events, webinars, start-up competitions, and newsletters to provide a platform for Africa’s tech, real estate, and investment communities to connect, do deals, and share insights.

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La French Tech South Africa

La French Tech South Africa is a unique ecosystem of French/french-speaking entrepreneurs, innovators, and tech talents, with the goal of creating a vibrant community and strong knowledge-sharing culture to help members grow, expand and flourish in South Africa and France.

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South African Legal Technology Network

The SALT Network is building the largest community of people invested in reimagining South Africa's legal industry.

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